After You Apply

Here are some resources to help you after applying for financial aid:

MassAid logo MASSAID Student Portal: Check your eligibility for the MASSGrant or No Interest Loan programs

What to Expect After Submitting Your FAFSA: A guide from the U.S. Department of Education on what to expect after you fill out and submit the FAFSA.

PDF Understanding Your Award Letter: A quick reference guide to evaluating financial aid award letters from

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau  The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has great resources to help you compare financial aid offers and understanding student loan repayment options.

Additional Links

Here are some additional financial aid resources:

Plan Your Budget: A guide from the U.S. Department of Education on how to handle your finances and student aid (grants, scholarships, loans, work-study) while you're in school.

Budget Worksheet  An interactive budget worksheet.

Scams  Helpful information on avoiding scholarship and financial aid scams

ASA: American Student Assistance is a private nonprofit dedicated to opening the gateway to opportunity by revolutionizing the way students approach, finance, and repay their higher education.

Educational Computer Services, Inc: ECSI is the servicing agency for the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance's Loan programs. Borrowers may access information on their accounts and make on-line payments via this site.               

Loan Simulator: An interactive tool to help you calculate how hard it will be to pay off your student loans.           

NAGPS Graduate Financial Aid Information: The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students has been serving students since 1986.

NSLDS: The US Department of Education’s central database for student aid. You can review your Title IV loan and grant data here.

Petersons Financing Education: Since 1966, Peterson's has helped connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations with their goals.

Sallie Mae: Sallie Mae offers a wide selection of college financing solutions.

UNCF:  UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.

Info & Tools for Students